Feeling a little tight on storage with your HTC One? Worried that once you get your hands on a One Max, you won’t know what to do with gigs upon gigs of Ultrapixel photographs? Fear not. Through a new partnership between Google and HTC, certain HTC handset owners will get access to a healthy bit of free Google Drive storage.
Details behind the partnership are scarce, but the Google Drive help page has been updated to provide information on just which HTC devices are eligible for some added Google Drive storage … and how much. According to the page, the One Max will get an extra 50GB of storage space for two years, and the One, on Sense 5+, will get an extra 25GB for two years. One HTC Device not getting any free additional storage is the One Developer Edition, excluded because of its unlocked bootloader.
In order to get the free storage, you must “launch the preloaded Google Drive application on your device, press Redeem when presented with this screen and follow the screen prompts to complete redemption.” The offer is valid until January 1, 2016.
There are a ton of cloud storage options out there for Android users, but Google Drive’s tight integration with other Google services certainly makes it an appealing choice. An extra 50GB is a decent amount, but we probably wouldn’t factor it into account when trying to decide on a device. If storage really is a big issue to you, then you might consider looking at a Samsung handset with expandable storage.